Something beyond "don't get them" because it's already too late for that advice. For years I've only worn boots with steel shanks because I'm around nail-in-the-foot situations a lot. Well, what with one thing and another, a couple of months ago I had occasion to buy a pair of non-steel-shanked boots and was foolishly wearing them today while I worked and - yep - stepped on a really nasty nail. I think it went in my foot a good inch. I'm up-to-date on my tetanus (although approaching year 7 or 8), washed it really good, slathered it with a topical antibiotic (the name escapes me just now) and hid the evidence from DH :angel: who would chastise me roundly for working in my non-work boots. And I would deserve it. :nono: Anything I'm forgetting about puncture wounds? An epsom soak each evening perhaps? More often? A poultice? Of what? I'll talk to my doc about it tomorrow, since DH needs to go in for his tetanus booster anyway. I'll fess up about the dumb thing I did and take what's coming to me, and then we can both go in and get updated at the same time.